Two of the most successful and enduring acts in the history of rock will share a local stage on the evening of St. Patrick Day, as Moline's TaxSlayer Center hosts a March 17 concert featuring co-headliners REO Speedwagon and Styx – rock-'n'-roll legends who will be joined by guitarist Don Felder of the equally iconic band The Eagles.

With their 2016 album Down in Heaven described by Pitchfork.com as “a casual, charmingly low-key set of kitchen-table blues, slow-dance serenades, and unplugged power pop,” the Chicago-based rockers of Twin Peaks perform a March 16 Moeller Nights concert at the Village Theatre, demonstrating why music site TheLineOfBestFit.com raved, “Twin Peaks have become not just one of the most exciting young bands in the Chicago music scene, but in the entire rock landscape.”

One of the most significant forces in gospel, pop, and Christian rock takes the Adler Theatre stage on March 16 when Michael W. Smith appears locally in his “Surrounded by a Million Lights World Tour,” sharing the talents that have made the artist an international sensation and recipient of an incredible 45 Dove Awards.

An area jazz great and instructor at the University of Iowa will be the gifted headliner in the latest Polyrhythms Third Sunday Jazz Series concert at Davenport's Redstone Room – a March 18 evening with the Steve Grismore Trio featuring vocalist Grismore on guitar, Danny Oline on bass, Fabio Augustinis on drums, and standards and originals played in the styles of Keith Jarrett, Kenny Burrell, Grant Green, and George Benson.

On March 13, one of the most iconic and tireless talents in the history of rock makes his eagerly awaited appearance at Moline's TaxSlayer Center, with the venue hosting the artist whom The Rolling Stone Album Guide calls “the world's most beloved heavy-metal entertainer” – Alice Cooper, appearing locally in his 2018 amphitheater spectacular “A Paranormal Evening with Alice Cooper Live.”

Praised by the International Review of Music for their “superb capacity to find the inner heart of everything they play, regardless of era, style, or technical demand,” the gifted chamber musicians of the Tesla Quartet perform as the latest guests in Quad City Arts' Visiting Artist Series, demonstrating why The Strad lauded their “technically superb” artistry and the London Evening Standard raved over “a subtly coloured performannce that balanced confidently between intimacy and extroversion.”

Described by DrownedInSound.com as “a three-piece from Athens, Georgia who specialize in controlled chaos of the most sumptuous sort,” the indie rockers of Oak House perform a Moeller Nights concert on March 8 in support of their sophomore album Hot or Mood, which the Web site stated “shows a band of unbridled ambition, sonic scope, and potential truly stepping up to become one of their genre's foremost exponents.”

His astounding list of accolades including 14 Grammy Awards and 27 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Jerry Douglas performs a March 9 Redstone Room concert in support of his ensemble's most recent album What If, described by PopMatters.com as “a superb instrumental showcase” and “an endlessly enjoyable listen.”

Two evening concerts boasting no fewer than six ensembles will begin a musical March at Davenport's St. Ambrose University, when the school's Galvin Fine Arts Center hosts four groups of campus and community musicians in the March 2 Winter Vocal Concert, and the Rogalski Center houses another two in the March 3 SAU Jazz Concert.

The latest guest musician and educator in Quad City Arts' Visiting Artist Series, the noted pianist, composer, recording artist, and former Black Hawk College instructor Corey Kendrick will meet with area students and also perform locally in a pair of concerts on March 6 and 9, treating audiences to the talents that led Downbeat Magazine to call Kendrick a “very accomplished, highly gifted jazz pianist,” and IDigJazz.com to deem him “a dynamic interpreter of standards.”

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